Congratulations are in order for Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and girlfriend Lauren Hashian, who are expecting their second child together. The former WWE wrestler turned Hollywood actor announced the news on Instagram. After making the announcement on social media, Johnson and Hashian walked the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of his movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on Monday night. Hashian, a singer-songwriter, showed signs of a growing baby bump.
The 2018 Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday and “The Shape of Water,” which is about a mute custodian who forms an unusual relationship, leads with seven nominations, including best movie screenplay, best original score, best supporting actor and actress, best movie actress and best director. “The Post” and “Three Billboards” follow with six nominations each. In the television category, HBO’s “Big Little Lies” earned six nominations, including best TV movie or limited series, and nominations for stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon as best actress in a limited series.
Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Steps Away From “The Chew” And His Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Celebrity chef Mario Batali is stepping away from the TV show “The Chew” and the day-to-day operations of his restaurant empire after a report detailed sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women spanning at least two decades. In an investigation published Monday by food website Eater, four women — three of whom had worked for Batali in some capacity — said he touched them inappropriately. Batali did not deny the allegations against him, saying in a statement Monday that “although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted.”
For the third weekend in a row, Disney•Pixar’s Coco wins the domestic box office with $18.3 million to bring its North American total to $135.5 million. The global total for Coco is now $390 million. Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, Coco features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, and more.
The Star Wars family was back together again Saturday, December 9 for the world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson and his team unveiled the film for the first public screening, which received positive reactions from USC’s Shrine Auditorium. Stars on hand included Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Kelly Marie Tran. After the film, which was dedicated to the memory of Carrie Fisher, the crowd celebrated with an after party that included a number of poignant moments. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens in theaters on December 15.